Dubai for Kids – Top 5 things to do
Dubai is a paradise for families looking for a fun-filled holiday. Talk about fun things to do for kids in Dubai and there are tonnes of attractions that appeal to both adults and kids alike. For those living here, there is a wide range of activities that will keep the kids grinning from ear to ear all year round. Let us guide you through the top 5 things to do with your kids in Dubai.
Connect your kids with nature at Dubai Miracle Garden
There is no better place than Dubai Miracle Garden to introduce the beauty of flowers and nature to children on a visit to Dubai. Dubai Miracle Garden, the biggest natural floral garden in the world, is a child-friendly attraction and offers a great place to see spectacular displays of millions of flowers growing in an expansive area of Dubailand. The highlights of the garden are: Butterfly Garden, the world’s largest covered butterfly garden, which has 9 large domes that are home to butterflies from around the world; Fragrant Village: an aromatic garden that houses 10 flower houses offering a great place to smell a wide variety flowers and make your own tea using medicinal plants; Edible Garden – a place where you can pick your favourite fruits and vegetables from the farm and eat them fresh. Dubai Miracle Garden also includes a children’s play area, souvenir shops, a small grocery store, ice-cream parlour and a coffee shop.
Explore the globe at The Global Village
For a wholesome day of good fun for the entire family just head to Global Village – Dubai’s largest open-air theme park in Dubailand. Global Village, a major cultural attraction for the region, conducts plenty of entertainment, shopping, cultural and festive events. There is something for everyone in this annual cultural extravaganza that runs from October until April every year. The last Global Village had 32 pavilions set up to represent more than 75 countries from MENA, Europe, Far East, Africa, The Americas, and South Asia. Every country pavilion has cultural shows, shopping stalls selling unique merchandise, restaurants and leisure activities for the family. Global Village also has an array of fun kids’ activities, entertainment centres & festivals, amusement rides, kids’ shows, concerts and hordes of exciting things to do.
Chill out at the beautifully landscaped Zabeel Park
Head to Zabeel Park, Dubai’s first technology-centered public park, for family-friendly green spaces and tons of outdoor things to do with the kids. Apart from a boating lake, sports facilities, barbeque and picnic areas, the park has seemingly endless options for kids to play around at the Stargate Dubai children’s edutainment centre and Mega Bowl amphitheatre. The park also has an IMAX theatre, Barcode Garden and an ice rink to keep everyone entertained. There is more to Zabeel Park than just its greenery, expansive play area for kids, and modern amenities. The park’s highlight is the Dubai Garden Glow – world’s first unique themed garden. The glow-in-the-dark garden looks like something out of this world. Here you can catch the water and light show, go on an animal safari, get lost in the candy land, or walk among the beautifully illuminated flowerbeds, trees and animals, with an amazing backdrop of the sparkling replica of Burj Khalifa and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Do not miss the Smart Palms, free Wi-Fi providing and mobile phone charging stations for visitors in the park.
Experience winter wonderland at Ski Dubai
Want to experience snow in the desert land of Dubai? Then stick on your snow boots and explore the Ski Dubai – the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort – located inside the Mall of the Emirates. The attraction is the size of three football fields and has artificial snow in a temperature-controlled, snowy landscape setting throughout the year. Your kids can take skiing lessons from a qualified instructor at the ski school, or go tobogganing or bobsleighing in the adjoining snow park. The alpine mountain-themed winter-wonderland has five ski runs, illuminating ice-sculptures, wind tunnel, ice cave and Gentoo Penguins marching around in the park. Afterwards you can pop into the Avalanche Café for some steamy hot chocolate with marshmallows.
Go to Atlantis The Palm, Dubai for some exciting family adventure
There is no better way to cool off in Dubai than spending a day at Aquaventure in Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. Kids can explore several water attractions and adrenaline-pumping rides and slides, including the region’s tallest and fastest freefall water slide, Leap of Faith. Take a break on the Aquaventure private beach, enjoy a personal encounter with dolphins at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lions at Sea Lions Point. Discover the mysterious ruins of the Atlantis and find marine dwellers, including sharks, eels, seahorses in the tunnels and mazes of the Lost Chambers Aquarium, and come face-to-face with marine animals as they get fed by divers in Ambassador Lagoon.
STACK, the largest event for fans of LEGO® in the Middle East, is a great way to top off an amazing day in Dubai. Come and join in on the STACK-ing brigade in Dubai from the 19th to 22nd of October 2016. See the pure joy on your kid’s faces as they play LEGO® games, take part in LEGO® building activities and explore exciting attractions in each of our zones. Don’t forget that STACK is also suitable for adults who miss being kids. It will be a place for them to meet Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOL) and see their LEGO® creations, do freestyle LEGO® construction exercises, and take part in building challenges and contests. What’s more – there are cool prizes to be won throughout the four-day LEGO® extravaganza. So hurry up and book your tickets here. Happy STACK-ing!